India is reportedly attempting to cover up slum areas in the financial capital of Mumbai so the city’s glaring economic inequalities can be hidden amid a three-day international meeting taking place there this week.
The country is chairing the Group of 20 (G20) leading economies this year and its Development Working Group began a three-day meeting on 13 December that will conclude on 16 December, with many international delegates attending the event.
The grouping has a rolling presidency with a different member state in charge of the group’s agenda and priorities each year and Mumbai, a vast coastal metropolis known for its stark economic inequalities and limited living and public spaces, was chosen as the venue for its meeting this time.
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